Discounted Fall Fishing Trips | Elk 2nd Season Rifle | Fishing Reports

Discounted Fall Fishing Trips | Elk 2nd Season Rifle | Fishing Reports

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FALL FISHING SPECIALS!!! – Full Day Floats or Wades for a 3/4 Day Price!

40300-FALL FISHING SPECIALS – Full Day Floats or Wades for a 3/4 Day Price
Book Fall Float Special TODAY!

Fish for Big Fall Brown Trout at a Discounted Rate!
For our faithful email list folk, we are currently offering a Full Day Float or Wade trip for the price of a 3/4 Day trip. That’s almost $100 off most trips! Now is the time where the browns start feeling frisky and the big boys move out of their holes to start staging for the spawn. Come fish with Minturn Anglers and target those pre-spawn browns with some big nymphs and streamers from the boat or bank with one of our experienced guides. This great deal will only run until Thanksgiving (11/26) so get your name in the books today while the weather is agreeable! We guide 7 days a week so check the schedule and make it happen!

Book your Fall Fishing Special with Minturn Anglers TODAY  >>>

Vail Valley Fishing Reports 
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Eagle River
Ask guide Scott Thompson about the Eagle River in the Fall and his response will be “It’s a special time”. Low flows mean smaller bugs, lighter tippet and longer leaders. Upper river from Minturn to Avon is the best place at this point with fish eating dries, streamers and nymphs. Sparse caddis, Red Quills and heavy midges are your best bugs to imitate and don’t depend on the watch for your best times to fish. It’s good aaaaaaallll daaaaaaaay.  Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek


Gore Creek remains reliable as the Summer comes to an end. Hopper droppers have picked back up regardless of the low flows and the cool temps. Fish those bad boys up and down Gore Creek but avoid the confluence of the Eagle and Gore, it’s got people camped on it daily . All through Vail is great right now as tourist pressure is dwindling until the snow starts. Fish Homestake as well if you like the small creekin’


Colorado River 
The streamer bite is on like Donkey Kong. Keep an eye on the weather if you’re going to make that trek. Best fishing is from a boat as the “bikin hatch” has past us. If you aren’t familiar with the Colorado River…  Hire a guide from Minturn Anglers for optimal fishing results! Double streamer rigs with slumpbusters, wooly buggers, autumn splendors and bouface’s will turn a lot of heads. When the streamer bite slows, deep nymphing with small bugs will put a smile on your face, not on the fish’s. See above for a great Fall Fishing Special!

Dream Stream – Available NOW!

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Great Weather and Great Fishing

The Dream Stream. There ain’t nothing like it in Colorado! This Fall is sure to be one for the record books with all the weather we had this Summer. Generous flows and stream rehab has really made an incredible place that much more awesome.. The books are starting to fill up for October so be the early bird and get on the water today. You won’t be disappointed (wink wink). Book your Dream Stream trip TODAY! 

Fly Fishing School 2015 – Available through November!!!

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Still plenty of time to book!

Summer fly fishing is nearing the end however it’s not too late to introduce the great sport of fly fishing to friends and family members. We offer our Fly Fishing Schools through NOVEMBER at our Parker location as well as select dates through November for Minturn as well. Whether you’d like to share this offer with a friend, give it as a gift to a loved one or you’d like to take the class with a child, Fly Fishing Schools are a great opportunity to share an awesome outdoor adventure with someone. This is also a great way to learn some Fall/Winter techniques from those that fish year-round! 
Alaska Fall 2015 – Wanna go for FREE?
Front Range Fishing Reports

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With flows at 250cfs, plan on bringing the skinny rig. Smaller flies are the ticket at Deckers right now with small baetis and BWO patterns tricking most fish. Don’t leave home without your fluorocarbon and don’t be afraid to fish a rig as long as 12ft. Tricos are still holding on strong if you are looking to throw dries but if your approach is subsurface, make sure a buckskin is on your rig as the point fly.
Bear Creek is still stupid good with caddis still coming off close to Lair O’ the Bear. If you get sick of throwing dries, pull a 180 and throw some soft hackles on and work your way back downstream. Right up the road, Clear Creek is fishing stellar if you are looking to fish some sweet canyon water. Weekends are crazy so plan on fishing closer to Georgetown than Golden.


Bass are getting lethargic so slower retrieves and smaller flies are key right now. Stillwater carping is still good with emphasis on Bingham Lake. Cherry Creek and Chatfield aren’t places to shake a stick at either. Slumpbusters, chironomids and molting crayfish are the best flies for this time of year. 
Dream Stream
Muddy water below the weir is putting people off and makes fishing difficult especially if your throwing dry flies. If you want to stick it out, streamers are your best bet. Above Charlie Meyers parking lot, dry-droppers have fish looking up if you’re fishing hoppers and tricos. Don’t be surprised if the fish eat a small emerger below your trico. Dead drifted leeches are turning heads too.

Minturn Anglers Second Season Rifle Elk Hunts

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Two cancellations is a loss for two suckers and a gain for you! We currently have two spots recently opened up for Elk Second Season Rifle in GMU 521. This is a private ranch fondly known to Minturn Anglers staff as “Elk Country” between Redstone and Paonia. This is phenomenal land boasting a 100% success rate for the season so jump on this exceptional hunt ASAP. Best part? The price has been knocked down $1,000! Call Erin or Matt at the shop for more details – 970.827.9500 or email below… 

Boxwood and Long Meadow Fall Dates!

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Book today for your family fishing trip or corporate event!  
There’s plenty of water at Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow this year so get on the water with Minturn Anglers to catch a/many fish of a lifetime. These dates book up quick so book your trip TODAY!


4th, 6th, 13th, 15th and 28th


SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!

It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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